Hakeem Yaseen for clearing ambiguities in talks offer


Srinagar, May 31: Chairman PDF and MLA Khansahib, Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen has welcomed the commitment of India and Pakistan to implement the cease fire pact of 2003 to stop cross border firing. He hoped that this renewed commitment would go a long way to pave way for a sustained dialogue process between the two neighboring countries, besides bringing immediate relief to the violence hit people of the state especially living nearer to borders.
In a statement, Hakeem Yaseen said that the commitments by the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to stop cross border firing in accordance with the 2003 ceasefire pact was a healthy sign towards restoration of peace in the turmoil ravaged state hoping that it will prove harbinger for a sustained peace process in the region. He has urged for early resumption of talks between India, Pakistan and Hurriyat Conference to resolve the Kashmir issue which is the main bone of contention between the two neighboring countries and cause of violence in the state. He has asked the central Government to remove all ambiguities in its talks offer with Pakistan and Hurriyat leaders adding that different statements from different leaders on the issue has raised doubts among the people especially the stakeholders of Kashmir issue. He said a clear road map for holding talks with the stakeholders was pre-requisite. He has reiterated that the process of dialogue and reconciliation was imperative to end the ongoing cycle of violence and bloodshed in the state. “The sooner a fruitful dialogue is held between the stakeholders, the better it would be in the greater interests of the people of state, India and Pakistan,” Hakeem Yaseen maintained. He has asked the central and state governments to take the Hurriyat leadership on board to bring peace in the violence hit state adding that a conducive atmosphere for an unconditional dialogue process with the Hurriyat leadership was need of the hour.
He said the center should clear all the doubts to show its sincerity, before making formal talks offer to the stakeholders. (KNS)